The family of the late Justina Nkang, who was a student of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) before her death, has called for justice.
Ms Nkang’s dismembered body was found at her boyfriend’s residence in Ozuoba in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The police on Thursday paraded her boyfriend Demian Okoligwe, a 400-level student of petrochemical engineering of the same university.
Elder brother of the deceased Osas told journalists in Port Harcourt that the family was highly devastated by the news of her death.
Osas, who is also a 500-level undergraduate of chemical engineering at the UNIPORT, said his late sister recently turned 21.
He stated, “On Wednesday we got a call from someone that a dead body was reported at the Ozuoba Police Station that we should go there.
“So I reported to the Investigating Police Officer at Mini-Okoro Police Station and together with some of my relatives we went with the Ozuoba Police Station and met the police officer there who confirmed the corpse.
“All we need is justice. Let the law take its course on the guy who did this to my sister and everyone else who is involved in this heinous crime because he was not working alone.
“She was the only daughter of the family, my dad is late. My mum is alive but she is distraught right now. So it is a hard one on us.”
Also, the dean of student affairs at UNIPORT Chima Wokocha said the vice-chancellor, Prof Georgewill Owunari, has called on the police to do everything in its power to ensure that justice is done on the matter, saying the institution is embarrassed by the incident.
Wokocha stated, “The punishment for fighting or getting physical in the university is outright expulsion and in the university through then vice chancellor has told the police to do everything possible to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of this very promising young lady.
“They (parents) should warn their wards about this quick wealth thing and this thing about relationships. It didn’t used to be like that in those days.”